To improve patient choice (click here) by allowing States to adopt market-based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act that increase access to affordable health insurance and reduce costs while ensuring important consumer protections and improving patient care...
He has a bill which he believes will solve all ills. It is the portability issue again. He thinks if states can open up their markets to all insurance companies across the country it will solve the problems.
It is the same Republican 'mind speak' for every problem the country has; Wall Street will solve everything.
The facts about portability is that if all insurance companies had to compete with each other we would have the same "Big Bank Syndrome" that exists in the markets. They would throw any smaller (that was smaller and not small) insurance company off the market and buy them up or let them go bankrupt and consumers would be trapped AGAIN without competition.
The Republicans like to sell the idea that Wall Street solves all problems. That is a lie. Wall Street carries out merger after merger after merger until there are very few choices. We nearly have that now, especially in the California Market.
Republicans want to dissolve choice and place it in the category of "Paid Crony."
The Affordable Care Act was based on the Massachusetts law. It works and is reliable.
June 25, 2012
By Phil Hirschkorn and Jeff Glor
(CBS News) Boston - Six years ago, (click here) when Mitt Romney was still governor of Massachusetts, he called his health care reform promising health insurance to all residents of his state "a giant leap forward."
His goal, articulated at the bill signing ceremony at Faneuil Hall on April 12, 2006, was "every citizen with affordable, comprehensive health insurance."
The trigger to achieving that was imposing an individual mandate that requires every citizen of Massachusetts to obtain coverage or face fines.
As a result, the state went from 90 percent of its residents insured to 98 percent, the highest rate in the nation.
While two percent of Massachusetts residents are still not covered, that compares favorably to the national average of 16 percent uninsured....
The Republicans are nothing but hubris and lies. They have no real answers, so they lie to the public and make it sound good.
In checking out Republican Senators websites they don't have their face on the website, for the most part. Senator Strange even has his back in his pictures more than his face. Go figure.
Cassidy so much doesn't understand science he calls it hubris. I wonder if he has satellite television for his sports and entertainment. I haven't seen a television satellite fall to Earth yet in the middle of the Superbowl. Dahhhhhhhhhhh...